Arvind Kejriwal under attack over media circular

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday came under biting criticism for his government’s controversial circular threatening action against the media for any “defamatory news,” with the Congress and the BJP accusing him of being a “hypocrite” and “anti-democratic.” An official order issued by the Delhi government has directed the administration to bring in notice…

The case for liberal arts education

The party tents are up and bleacher stands are in place on the Columbia University’s beautifully apportioned Commons (public yard) that will bring together some 45,000 people — undergraduates, graduates, Doctorates, their families, the faculty, and the university administration—to celebrate the value of higher education at one of the great universities of the world where…

Gujarat tops in e-transactions for government services

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ campaign has got a big boost from his home state with Gujaratis accounting for highest use of e-governance services offered by various state and central government departments. Over 69 crore transactions were made by Gujaratis in 2014, amounting for 32% of the total in the country. These services were…

E-governance fails to meet expectations in Berhampur

The present e-governance system in Berhampur Tahasil Office has failed to benefit the people as it was expected to do. Some people prefer the manual procedure instead of the electronic one. E-governance which refers to the application of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) for delivering Government services was implemented in 2012 in Ganjam district. Since…

Uniken raises Rs 12 cr from Exfinity Venture Partners

Uniken, a digital security firm, raised Rs 12 crore from Exfinity Venture Partners, a Bengaluru-based venture capital fund formed by veterans like T V Mohandas Pai, V Balakrishnan, Girish Paranjpe and Deepak Ghaisas. The funds will be used for international expansion and to establish market leadership in India. Uniken provides a digital connectivity and access…